Anderson as Matthew Swain in Peyton Place.
March 10, 1911|
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Died||August 26, 1976
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Warner Anderson (March 10, 1911 – August 26, 1976) was an American actor.
Anderson had a small part in a film in 1915. A contemporary newspaper article about the movie Sunbeam, in which Anderson appeared in 1917, noted, "Warner Anderson is one of the cleverest children in motion pictures." "He made his adult screen debut in This Is the Army in 1943.
Anderson's work on stage included Broadway appearances in Maytime (1917-1918), Happiness (1917-1918), Medea (1920), Within Four Walls (1923), Broken Journey (1942), and Remains to Be Seen (1951-1952).
Anderson starred as Lt. Ben Guthrie in the TV series The Lineup, which ran from 1954-60. In syndication, reruns of The Lineup were broadcast under the title San Francisco Beat. His The Lineup costar was Tom Tully. Anderson played the same role in the 1958 film The Lineup.
He played newspaper publisher Matthew Swain on the TV series Peyton Place. He also served as the narrator at the beginning of each episode. He continued as narrator even after his character was written out of the series.
- Destination Tokyo (1943)
- Objective, Burma! (1945)
- Week-End at the Waldorf (1945)
- Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945)
- Faithful in My Fashion (1946)
- The Arnelo Affair (1947)
- Song of the Thin Man (1947)
- Tenth Avenue Angel (1948)
- The Doctor and the Girl (1949)
- Destination Moon (1950)
- Bannerline (1951)
- Detective Story (1951)
- Bannerline (1951)
- A Lion Is in the Streets (1953)
- The Caine Mutiny (1954)
- A Lawless Street (1955)
- Blackboard Jungle (1955)
- The Violent Men (1955)
- The Lineup (1958)
- Armored Command (1961)
- Rio Conchos (1964)
- Peyton Place (1964) (TV series)
- Aaker, Everett (2006). Encyclopedia of Early Television Crime Fighters. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-6409-8. Pp. 14-16.
- "At... The Star". The Daily Chronicle. October 3, 1917. p. 4. Retrieved October 22, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Actor Warner Anderson dies". The Argus. August 28, 1976. p. 11. Retrieved October 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Warner Anderson". Playbill Vault. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
- Ranson, Jo (April 22, 1942). "Radio Dial Log". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. p. 18. Retrieved October 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Warner Anderson Lives His Role As Police Lieutenant". Ocala Star-Banner. October 24, 1958. p. 3. Retrieved June 5, 2011.
- "Actor dies at age 65". Independent Press-Telegram. August 29, 1976. p. 209. Retrieved October 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- Warner Anderson on Internet Movie Database
- Warner Anderson at the Internet Broadway Database
- Warner Anderson at TVGuide.com
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